Marguerite M. Sweeney, 99, of Dubuque, passed away May 11, 2020 at her daughter’s home surrounded by her family.

Private Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Columbkille’s Catholic Church with Rev. Tom McDermott officiating. Burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Because of the COVID-19 restrictions the funeral mass was live streamed on Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory’s Facebook page at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2020.

Marguerite was born on March 25, 1921 in Dubuque, the daughter of Alberic and Mary (McDonald) McDermott. She married Tom Sweeney on March 2, 1946 at New Melleray Church. Tom and Marge owned and operated Sweeney’s Ace Hardware for many years in Dubuque.

Marge enjoyed working at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds, Robert’s River Rides and Happy’s Place. She loved to sit on her patio and enjoyed taking care of her flowers and her beautiful lawn on Asbury Road.

She is survived by her children, Peter (Maryann Beecher) Sweeney, Diane (Tom) Thill, both of Dubuque, Sara (Ed) Ullrich, of Coralville, and Jane (Rodney) Mannino, of Fulshear, Texas. Grandchildren Neal (Tara) Sweeney, Nick (Tamara Hanson) Sweeney, Kim (Bill) Grant, Lindsay (Ryan Maxwell) Firzlaff, Samantha Mannino and Andrew Mannino; great-grandchildren, Brittany Dix, Cody Sweeney, Sam Grant, Mike Grant and Olivia Grant along with her sister Pat (Joe) Larkin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Tom on Dec. 22, 1990; five brothers Louis, Bernard, Emmett, Chuck, and Clem; three sisters Mabel, Bernice, and Dorothy.

The family request no flowers.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Dubuque and to her nurse Mia for taking such loving care of mom.

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